Thanks, @Tobias. I noted those at the time and have your geoToolbox enabled in my darkroom view. To be honest, my most-used function is the “select geo images” or “select non-geo images.” Copying and pasting GPS data is useful and works well, but my difficulty is a bit of a chicken and egg situation: to tag a new image I need to copy the location from a previous image at the same location. If I was last at that location some weeks or months in the past, can I remember exactly when?
This is why, absent specific embedded geolocation (or darktable being able to apply my GPX track), I end up using the presets I have stored in “find location” in map view. I remember asking for the ability to store presets as a feature request (see this thread), and was thrilled at how quickly it was implemented.
@gaaned92, thanks for the caveats. I haven’t used mine enough to evaluate how much it drains the camera battery, however I have only once found myself needing to ration battery-life - when I was on a 5-day overseas trip and left the charger at home. As for loss of signal and the like, I am quite reconciled to the performance that goes with paying < USD 50. If I had bought a genuine Nikon product (not available anymore, but priced at least 4 times as much when they were) I would expect much better; yet the reviews I have read (including yours above) suggest that this is one instance where Nikon put their name on something shoddy.
It is true not all smartphones are created equal; and not all IT behemoths lock you in to the same degree of privacy invasion. Nevertheless, I have found that A-GPS only on a Samsung handset is woefull in terms of continuous location - impossible to use a drive-navigation ap with. Allowing Google to use wifi as well and selling my digital soul to them is the only way I have found to get reasonable (but still sometimes spectacularly wrong) location data. The most significant errors can be down to people moving house and Google insisting that the wifi with certain MAC address is in the previous location. This happened to me for months after moving at the end of last year - Google kept insisting I was at my old home whenever it synched with my home wifi.
I don’t see my new hardware toy as a geo-location panacea, more as part of my toolbox. Some cameras have built in geo-tagging - i.e. our smartphones, if we enable it. For those that do not (my 2 DSLRs), I am glad of some, albeit imperfect, functionality. YMMV.